My Name Is Resolute

My Name Is Resolute

Book - 2014
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"Nancy Turner burst onto the literary scene with her hugely popular novels These Is My Words, Sarah's Quilt, and The Star Garden. Now, Turner has written the novel she was born to write, this exciting and heartfelt story of a woman struggling to find herself during the tumultuous years preceding the American Revolution. The year is 1729, and Resolute Talbot and her siblings are captured by pirates, taken from their family in Jamaica, and brought to the New World. Resolute and her sister are sold into slavery in New England and taught the trade of spinning and weaving. When Resolute finds herself alone in Lexington, Massachusetts, she struggles to find her way in a society that is quick to judge a young woman without a family. As the seeds of rebellion against England grow, Resolute is torn between following the rules and breaking free. Resolute's talent at the loom places her at the center of an incredible web of secrecy that helped drive the American Revolution. Heart-wrenching, brilliantly written, and packed to the brim with adventure, My Name is Resolute is destined to be an instant classic"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250036599
Branch Call Number: FIC TUR
Characteristics: 593 pages ; 25 cm

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loudonclear22
Jan 26, 2016

I thought the book was engaging, smooth, factual. I've also read, These Is My Words,
and enjoyed it very much. Turner knows how to write, and I'm happy to read her work.

PimaLib_StephanieM Jun 01, 2015

I loved Turner's Sarah Agnes Prine series and wondered if I'd like this as much since what drew me to those books was the Arizona setting. I thoroughly enjoyed this new book and now see that Turner is able to draw you into a well-crafted historical narrative no matter the era. The pace of the first half is intense and then slows down considerably once Resolute settles in New England. Hang on, though; it's worth sticking with it to the end.

ELISSA37 Mar 03, 2015

This is a wonderful story about Colonial America from a woman's perspective.

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hilarympdx
Jul 18, 2014

An excellent surprise and a definite read for any lover of historical fiction, particularly for those fascinated by the American Revolution.

AnneBelanger_0 Jun 03, 2014

Although this book is over 600 pages, it engages the reader from the beginning. There are few books that I read that could easily translate into a screenplay. This is one of them. The characters are believable. The author is engaging and the story is historical fiction set in a time of our nation's beginning. I recommend this book highly and hope to see it make the silver screen.

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Bookertsamcleo
Jun 02, 2014

Wonderful book. Life just prior to the American Revolution and beginning of resistance.

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